This jam-packed schedule is somewhat of a surprise considering that Bode skipped summer training while he considered retirement. On top of that, Bode managed to injure his ankle while playing volleyball with his U.S. Ski teammates in December.
While it looks like Bode has recovered enough to continue with his busy Olympic agenda, we here at KT Tape hope hes taking good care of that ankle sprain.
Heres some info from the KT Tape website on ankle sprains:
- Ankle sprain is an injury of ligaments, usually on the outside of the ankle. Severity is evaluated if the ligament is stretched, partially torn, or completely torn, as well as by the number of ligaments affected.
- Ankle sprains occur when the foot twists or rolls beyond its normal range of motion. You can sprain your ankle if the foot is planted unevenly on a surface, beyond the normal force of stepping. This causes the ligaments to stretch beyond their normal range in an abnormal position. Sprains are rated into 3 levels by the severity of sprain: Grade I is a strain or stretch of the ligaments; Grade II is a tear of the ligaments; Grade III is a complete tear of a ligament.